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The Resource 1788 : the brutal truth of the First Fleet : the biggest single overseas migration the world had ever seen

1788 : the brutal truth of the First Fleet : the biggest single overseas migration the world had ever seen

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1788 : the brutal truth of the First Fleet : the biggest single overseas migration the world had ever seen
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1788
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the brutal truth of the First Fleet : the biggest single overseas migration the world had ever seen
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eng
Summary
  • Never before or since has there been an experiment quite as bold as this. Set against the backdrop of Georgian England with its peculiar mix of elegance, prosperity, progress and squalor, the story of the First Fleet is one of courage, of short-sightedness, of tragedy but above all of extraordinary resilience. It is also, of course, the story of the very first European Australians, reluctant pioneers who travelled into the unknown - the vast majority against their will - in order to form a colony by order of the King's government. Separated from loved ones and travelling in cramped conditions for the months-long journey to Botany Bay, they suffered the most unbearable hardship on arrival on Australian land where a near-famine dictated that rations be cut to the bone. But why was the settlement of New South Wales proposed in the first place? Who were the main players in a story that changed the world and ultimately forged the Australian nation? How did the initial skirmishes with the indigenous population break out and how did the relationship turn sour so quickly? Using diaries, letters and official records, DAVID HILL artfully reconstructs the experiences of these famous and infamous men and women of history, combining narrative skill with an eye for detail and an exceptional empathy with the people of the past
  • Australian history
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1946-
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Hill, David
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  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Transportation of Convicts
  • Prisoners
  • Penal colonies
  • First Fleet, 1787-1788
  • New South Wales (Australia)
  • Australia
  • New South Wales (Australia)
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1788 : the brutal truth of the First Fleet : the biggest single overseas migration the world had ever seen
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Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p.368-374
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25602676
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
392 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781741667974
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) 25602676
  • (Sirsi) 25602676
Label
1788 : the brutal truth of the First Fleet : the biggest single overseas migration the world had ever seen
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p.368-374
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25602676
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
392 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781741667974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 25602676
  • (Sirsi) 25602676

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